Quality of ETICS based on 4 pillars:
- Quality of planning
- Quality of components
- Quality of execution
- Quality of maintenance
The performance of an ETICS can only be guaranteed if all system components are delivered by one system holder and applied in the tested configures. System loyalty is fundamental to ensure quality and reliability of ETICS.
ETICS are a kit in the sense of the EU Construction Products Regulation: “2. ‘Kit’ means a construction product placed on the market by a single manufacturer as a set of at least two separate components that need to be put together to be incorporated in the construction works” Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (CPR).
‘Kit’ also means that the system holders take full responsibility for the performance, durability and safety of the entire system. If only one component is changed, the system holder cannot provide any guarantee. According to the Construction Products Regulation in this case the installer finally takes the full responsibility.
So it shall be checked carefully on site if
- system components have been delivered by one system holder
- comply with the configurations as foreseen by the system holder
Only then the performance and durability of an ETICS as given in the Declaration of Performance (DoP).
EAE members recommend to fill a certificate of the applied ETICS. It indicates
- which system components have been finally installed on site;
- that these components comply with the system holders documentation for the intended use.